I have finally realized that there are actually only two weeks left of the M1 year left. Infectious Diseases ended last week, which I loved. But Infectious Diseases was also a whirlwind of microbio, clinical correlates, and pharmacology. After studying intensely for five weeks, it is over. Now we are in embryology, which is much… Read more >>
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We are in our Infectious Diseases sequence now. When we finished Central Nervous System, we also finished anatomy and histology. Now instead of anatomy lab, we have microbiology lab. Rather than memorizing origins and insertions of muscles, we’re memorizing “bugs and drugs.” I had been warned that Infectious Diseases is one of the hardest sequences… Read more >>
I worked for a few years before medical school in women’s health research. I got a good deal of exposure to patients both through that work and also while volunteering in a free clinic in North Philadelphia. Most of the patients who I met as a researcher were very healthy. The patients in North Philadelphia… Read more >>
This week is the tech week for The Smoker, which is an annual play that lampoons physicians and professors at the University of Michigan. We’ve been rehearsing for about two months now, but the show is this Friday, so we are currently practicing every day from about 5:30 until 11 PM. This experience is bringing… Read more >>
Our winter break is almost over and I got back to Ann Arbor Friday night after driving 600 miles back from Philadelphia. Interstate 76 was closed; therefore the trip took even longer than it normally does and I’m pretty exhausted at this point. But I was very excited to have a weekend in Ann Arbor… Read more >>
When I last posted on this blog, the M1 students were in our Clinical Foundations of Medicine week. We are now in our fourth week of our Cardio/Respiratory sequence, which is a huge departure from everything that we had been doing up to this point. Previously, we were studying biochemistry, genetics, and general medical decision-making… Read more >>